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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Floyd’s death anniversary: U.S. racial reckoning” – below is their description.
It’s been a year since an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. His death sparked anti-racism protests across the U.S. and in other parts of the world. To mark its first anniversary, protesters of all races united in their call for justice, demanding action on racial inequality. Floyd’s death prompted a reckoning on deep-rooted racial issues, but has there been any progress on police violence and racial inequality in the U.S.?CGTN YouTube Channel
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.